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- v. Present participle of sprout.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In fungi, same as pullulation, 2.
- n. Same as spitting, 2.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the process whereby seeds or spores sprout and begin to grow
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The problem with bringing comic book characters to life is that you have to make them look believable … you had to know that a believable Captain America these days would not be running around with wings sprouting from the sides of his head and would have to look a bit more militaristic.
Too many of the other buildings around the lagoon had long since slipped and slid away below the silt, revealing their gimcrack origins, and the Ritz now stood in splendid isolation on the west shore, even the rich blue moulds sprouting from the carpets in the dark corridors adding to its 19th-century dignity.
Ostrich feathers enveloped everything, covering the abbreviated bolero jackets, squashed between two gauzy layers of tulle on the second-skin gowns and sprouting from the hips or haunches of catsuits in racy black lace.
With the economy once again on the move and the Olympics and World Cup on the way, there is a certain something in the Rio air right now; a swagger that can be felt not only in Ipanema's luxurious nightspots, but also in the city's impoverished slums – favelas – and remote Amazonian towns where shopping malls and cinemas are sprouting from the ground with growing pace.
Oh, there was a time, for the first minute or so of meeting the sweet-natured pup, that she was still sufficiently clear of vision that she recognized he was something far less than perfect … and not just because of the hairless body and spiky Mohawk sprouting from the tiny head.
They are drowned out by the abrupt onslaught of nauseous sodium vapor lamps sprouting from the buildings at regular intervals.
Instead of having a leaf coming out of its head, like its two previous evolutions, Chikorita and Bayleef, it has two style-like protrusions sprouting from the top of its nose, each with what looks like their own stigma.
The five-story tower at Third Avenue West and West Harrison Street has seen weeds sprouting from the windowsills, some cracked windows, and graffiti tags outside.
NEW JERUSALEM, Mexico – The bell towers and domes rise like a vision out of the sugarcane fields, a medieval city sprouting from the hills of western Mexico.
Lolly Robinson reveals another tree-creature, this one sprouting from the greens of Harvard:
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